What are the Top Universities Admissions really looking for?

Learn about what it really takes to get into a top-tier university in the United States. University Admissions today are looking for more than just top grades, learn what will give your child an edge on the competition.

Top colleges are looking for students who will change the world, and the best way to find that is in students who have already impacted their local communities. This is why 90% of The Spike Lab’s students have been accepted to their top choice universities. Universities that The Spike Lab’s students have been admitted to include Columbia, Duke, UPenn (Wharton), UChicago, Georgetown, and many more. More importantly, these students have developed the entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in high school, college, and today’s fast-paced world.

Lloyd Nimetz, Co-founder of The Spike Lab, will guide you through the role of innovation in university admissions through the perspective of admissions officers and see why grades alone are no longer enough. Come to hear inspirational stories about how regular students discovered their passions, developed those passions into extraordinary achievements and went on to awe the top universities.


Thursday, November 1st at 6:00pm


Admissions Office, Suites 4005-07, Level 40, Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong


Lloyd Nimetz

Founder, The Spike Lab

Lloyd Nimetz

Lloyd Nimetz is the founder of The Spike Lab. He is a serial entrepreneur and startup investor who has been a founder of five for-profits and nonprofits in the US, Taiwan, Argentina, and India. Previously he directed the education startup accelerator of 4.0 Schools and before that was the co-founder of Dev Bootcamp NYC (parent company was acquired by Kaplan Inc in 2014). Lloyd went to Stanford University for his MBA, studied undergrad at Williams College and was a Fulbright Scholar. He travels frequently to Taiwan and lives in New York City with his wife, who grew up in Taipei, and his two daughters.